5 things I can’t travel without
Everyone has those things that they can’t bare to go away without. There’s the usual things that you need – suncream and sunglasses if it’s warm, trainers or comfy shoes if you’re going on a city break where you’ll be walking miles – but what about those other things that aren’t so obvious but you just can’t leave at home? Here are the top five things that I can’t travel without…
1. Contact lenses
Ok, so this really is a necessity. I’m really short sighted so contact lenses make a huge difference to me on holiday, especially when snorkelling or swimming (ok, so you’re not actually supposed to wear them whilst swimming but I won’t tell if you don’t). For my trip to Australia I was sent some lenses by Feel Good Contacts from the Dailies Total 1 range. These were amazing – I couldn’t even tell I had them in and I was wearing them for up to 14 hours a day. The comfort level of my contact lenses is so important and these were second to none.
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2. My Aztec print vest
I got this vest way back in 2011 from Topshop when I worked there and I’ve not been on a sun holiday without it since. It spent six months with me in Mallorca at the beginning of it’s life and it’s most recently been with me on my trip to Australia. I’ve countless memories of me wearing this and so many photos of me in it and I think it’s got a lot of life left in it yet.
3. A backpack
It’s only in recent years that I’ve really started to love a good backpack. I’m still not really into the huge actual backpacking type of travel but I love my hand luggage backpack. A backpack is perfect for your carry-on on the plane, a beach bag and a day time bag for exploring cities. My two favourites are my Kipling backpack (a present from my parents) and my Fjallraven because what blogger would be without one?!
4. My credit card
When people ask me how I budget for my trips there’s a really simple answer – I don’t! I try and save up as much as I can before I go but I never let myself worry about money as I don’t want to not be able to do something while I’m away. After all, you never know when you’ll be back again! Don’t worry, I’m not in the habit of racking up huge credit card debts but I am into smart spending, so every time I go away I google the best credit cards to use abroad and apply. I always make sure I pay it off within a month or so of coming back from my trip.
5. An open mind
Ok, so this isn’t a physical thing but it is very important and something which I always try to take with me when travelling. I’ve learned that things might happen when you’re travelling which you weren’t expecting, but it’s these things that make every trip unique and will make the longest lasting memories. Be open to new experiences and you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time, no matter where you go.